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SEC Expected to Get Tougher on Cyber Fraud

A report from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission last fall warned that publicly held companies with insufficient internal accounting controls are more likely to cause cyber fraud and could be in violation of federal law and subject to future fines from the SEC. This indicates the agency is looking to crack down even further Read More

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Judge Rules Report from Whistleblower on Psychiatric Care in Prison Can Be Made Public

A federal judge in Sacramento recently ruled against the state of California’s push to keep private a whistleblower report about psychiatric care in the state’s prisons. As a result, much of the 160-page document is now available for public review. Judge Kimberly J. Mueller issued the order Thursday, October 25, telling legal counsel they must Read More

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Amazon Launches Investigation into Reports of Employees Leaking Data for Bribes

Global online retailer Amazon has announced that it has started an investigation into reported internal leaks of private information by employees as part of bribes to take down fake reviews and other scams on its network. The initial report about the scheme came from the Wall Street Journal. According to that report, Amazon employees used Read More

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Transferring Confidential Data to IRS Earns SOX Protection for Whistleblower

Not everyone can see the truth, but he can be it. Franz Kafka  The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL, in Vannoy v. Celanese Corporation, recently ruled in favor of a whistleblower who claimed retaliation after taking sensitive information from his employer and giving it to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). While the decision indicates the Read More

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